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New Milford Highway Department:

Online Service Requests - Town of New Milford

Online Service Requests - CT DOT - State Roads

 

UPDATE: In a emergency, call 911.

For 3/16 The Department continues to support Emergency Service calls and opening roads for school buses on Thursday 3/16. Snow clean-up continues thru Saturday on Town roads. This will include clearing intersections and pushing back snow to the edge of the road.  Private roads, driveway aprons, sidewalks and mailboxes are the responsibility of property owners.

MAILBOX POLICY

OVER NIGHT PARKING - No person shall park any motor vehicle and permit it to remain stationary overnight within the limits of any public highway so as to create a nuisance or hazard during the time of falling snow, sleet or freezing rain or to obstruct or interfere with snow removal and/or sanding.  No person shall park any motor vehicle or permit it to remain stationary overnight within the limits of any Town highway during each calendar year from November 15 through December 31 and from January 1 through March 15, The term "overnight parking" refers to 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.(§20-1 h(1-3))

SNOW DISCHARGE-no person, firm or corporation shall discharge any snow from any private driveway, road or parking area upon any town highway. (§18-24 4(r)) So please inform your contractors.

SIDEWALKS - Cleared sidewalks are important to the safety of all New Milford’s citizens. If you live next to a public sidewalk, shoveling and clearing that walk is your responsibility. All sidewalks are required to be cleared within 24 hours after the precipitation stops. (§18-40 and §18-41)

WINTER SALT SAND POLICY

To Report a Power Outage, wires down, or tree in wires.

Link: Typical  Questions

Bridges Design and Reconstruction:

95-245 Aspetuck Ridge Road Bridge #05655 - UPDATE - LANE CHANGES. Two lanes will be open thru the winter with spring work requiring occasional one lane closures for safety.  Spring work includes guide rail, topsoil/hay and seed and paving.

Gaylord Road Bridge - under design by WMC ~2018

Merryall Road Bridge - under design by WMC 2018 - estimated construction 2018

95-248 Mill Street Bridge - under design with Dewberry 2017 - bid spring 2017, construction summer/fall 2017, and punch list and completion spring 2018.  This will be road closure.

Mud Pond Road Bridge - under design by WMC ~2018

Wellsville Avenue Bridge #04258 - this is going out to bid Friday 3/10 for 2017 Construction and completion. This will be a road closure.

Bridge Repairs:

Boardman Road Bridge - joint repair 2017

Still River Drive Bridge - joint repair 2017

Upland Road Bridge - deck repair 2017

UPDATE: BUDGET INFORMATION

 
Eversource has contracted Lewis Tree to manage vegetation around the power lines in New Milford. They usually spend up to a week in one location before moving to the next assignment.

Drainage - repair and replacement of storm drainage is ongoing

Gravel road drainage and grading - 27 miles on a 6-7 week cycle - weather and equipment permitting

Still River Drive Roundabout - estimated at summer 2017 start and completion by December 2017.

Young's Field Road Riverwalk and Greenway - Project is on winter shutdown. Activity to resume in spring for completion by July 1, 2017.  Any road reconstruction is funded under our proposed budget and capital plan. This is dependent on funding.

Department Documents

For 2017/2018, we are developing our budget proposal with the Mayor, Finance Director, Road Committee and other town departments and committees. Your support of infrastructure is critical to ensure your safety, transportation and stormwater quality needs are met within the Town's budget.

In 2016/2017 YTD, we have performed ~5 miles of crack seal, 17 miles of chip seal and 5.5 miles of mill and patch.

In 2015/2016, we performed preventative and proactive maintenance as a cost effective strategy to provide a safe and efficient road system. We have performed~15 miles of chip seal and performed mill and patch on ~8 miles of road to address the extremely distressed portions those roads.  Crack seal is occurred on ~5-6 miles of road.

In 2014/2015, we will reconstruct 0.9 miles of road. Public input on the value of infrastructure projects is the only way to ensure funding is maintained or changed positively. 

In 2014, your investment in New Milford roads has reconstructed 0.7 miles, has chip sealed 13.6 miles, performed a mill and fill of 6.3 miles and we crack sealed 1.5 miles. 

In 2013,  your investment in New Milford roads has reconstructed 3.4 miles of roads in 2013, chip sealed 9 miles of roads and crack sealed over 20 miles of roads.

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The Highway Department is comprised of a superintendent, highway foreman, working highway foreman and 31 highway maintenance personnel including a vehicle maintenance supervisor and four vehicle maintenance personnel.  The Public Works Department owns 24 dump trucks, five small trucks, two front loaders, two graders, two backhoes, five pick up trucks, a van, an excavator, a paver, a 10 and 5 ton roller, a catch-basin cleaner, three sweepers, and various other tractors and small equipment.  In addition we maintain more than 15 vehicles and pieces of equipment for other town departments and agencies.

The Highway Department is responsible for the maintenance, drainage and snow plowing for all 181.53 miles of paved roads and 26.71 miles of gravel roads throughout Town. Besides the obvious basics of paving and plowing the Highway department: cleans catch basins, sprays guide rails for weed control, repairs guide rails, sweeps, grades gravel roads, maintains drainage, plants trees, clears downed trees and branches, installs drainage, repairs and conducts preventative maintenance on Town vehicles, installs flags, beaver dam removal, installs and replaces signs, line stripes, patches potholes, fixes and installs curbing, responds to CSR’s [788 this year], rakes, seeds and hays new drainage installations, and mows roadsides, just to name a few daily jobs. In addition to the routine maintenance and snowplowing, the department responds to off hours emergencies. Most of these off hour emergencies are for fallen trees, black ice and vehicle accident clean ups.

For further questions, please contact us at (860)355-6040 or use the additional links.

Additional Links

Contact Information

Phone: (860) 355-6045 
Main Office: (860) 355 -6040
Fax: (860) 355-6055
Email: 

public_works@newmilford.org 

Working hours: 

7:00 am-3:30 pm M-F Regular Hours (Oct 1 -April 30)

6:30am -3:00pm M-F Summer Hours (May 1 - Sept 30)


Highway Superintendent: 

Robert Rzasa

Email: RRzasa@newmilford.org

Public Works Foreman:

Michael Boucher

Email: MBoucher@newmilford.org

Monday through Thursday, Oct. 27-30, there will be a private contractor performing an inspection of Veteran's Bridge between 9 am and 3 pm